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Coptic Museum

4 star rating: Recommended 60 Reviews

Founded in 1908, this museum houses Coptic art from Greco-Roman times to the Islamic era drawn from Cairo, the desert monasteries and Nubia. If you are ...  Read more

Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary)

4 star rating: Recommended 60 Reviews

Dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the Hanging Church, which is still in use, is called the Hanging or Suspended Church as it is built on top of the Water Gate of ...  Read more

Na'ama Bay

4 star rating: Recommended 43 Reviews

The focus of the Sharm el Sheikh resort action is Na’ama Bay, a collection of glittering seaside resorts fronting the water. Stroll the beachfront ...  Read more

Alabaster Mosque (Mohammad Ali Mosque)

4 star rating: Recommended 22 Reviews

The citadel of Saladin - and indeed, the Cairo skyline - is dominated by the Alabaster Mosque, or Mosque of Mohammed Ali. Modelled along classic Turkish ...  Read more

Unfinished Obelisk

4 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

The Unfinished Obelisk is a huge discarded granite obelisk. Three sides of the shaft, which is nearly 138 feet (42m) long, were completed except for the ...  Read more

Mahmaya Island

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

This small island off the coast of Hurghada offers access to some of the clearest, bluest waters of the Red Sea away from the busy nearby shores. Accessed by ...  Read more

Tombs of the Nobles

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

The high cliffs opposite Aswan, just north of Kitchener's Island, are honeycombed with the Tombs of the Nobles, tombs of the governors, the keepers of the ...  Read more

Sultan Hassan Mosque

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Egypt is home to some of the world’s grandest mosques, with some of the most detailed and dazzling located in Cairo. The Sultan Hassan Mosque, situated near ...  Read more

Tomb of King Tutankhamun

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

The boy pharaoh Tutankhamun, who ruled the New Kingdom in the 14th century, enjoys fame disproportionate to his short reign and modest achievements. This is ...  Read more

Nubian Museum

3 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

The Nubian Museum is a showcase of the history, art and culture of Nubia and is a real treat. Established in 1997, in cooperation with Unesco, the museum is ...  Read more

Nubian Village

3 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

Sandwiched between the ruins of Abu and the Mövenpick resort hotel are two colorful Nubian Villages, Siou and Koti. Strolling through their shady alleys ...  Read more

Elephantine Island

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 1 Review

Elephantine Island is the site of ancient Abu (meaning both elephant and ivory in ancient Egyptian), both names a reminder of the island's once important ...  Read more

Pharaonic Village

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 1 Review

Understanding Egypt's complex and mysterious history can seem as impossible as becoming fluent in hieroglyphics. However, once you've traveled through the ...  Read more

Aga Khan Mausoleum

High up on the west bank stands the elegant marble Tomb of Mohammed Shah Aga Khan, the 48th imam (leader) of the Ismaili sect, who died in 1957, and of his ...  Read more

Al-Azhar Mosque

Among the countless minarets punctuating the Cairo skyline, four of the most impressive belong to one of the city’s standout mosques, Al-Azhar. This mosque, ...  Read more

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